Esther Zimmer

Hello, I’m Esther…

If this is your first time to my site, ‘Welcome’. If you’re an old friend returning, ‘Welcome back’.

In the summer of 2013 I quit my so-called ‘successful’ 20-year corporate career in communications to do what many people dream about; I launched my own business. As a personal stylist. A business I never truly loved.

Finally, three years and a period of depression later, I quit my personal styling business at the end of 2016. A decision I made far more difficult than it needed to be. I share my journey in Be Brave Enough To Quit.

I hold a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London, and I’d been coaching on and off in the 10 years since I completed my initial accreditation as a Life and Personal Performance Coach with The Coaching Academy. Throughout 2017 I focused on my work as a coach because that felt like the obvious next step at the time. However, once again, I realised this wasn’t the direction I really wanted to be taking with my life.

So, now I’m doing what I’ve always really wanted to do – but had been too afraid to admit for so long – focusing on my writing. I’m currently writing my first book, a memoir. I also left almost everything that felt comfortable, familiar and safe in London to ride my bike from Istanbul towards Singapore (current location: Thailand), with no previous touring cycling experience.

This gave me the opportunity to strip my life bare. 

Writing is how I make sense of the world, my thoughts and my feelings. I’m not a prolific blogger, but I’d like to think I’m a thoughtful one, and rather than writing about how far or how fast I’ve travelled, I prefer to share the life lessons I learn on the road. You can read my blog here.

If you’d like to keep in touch please sign up for my monthly Love Letters below, or you can say hello here.

With love,

Esther xo







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I know, yet another person asking you to hand over your email address.

Here’s the deal though: I treat your in-box like a sacred space and my monthly Love Letters are a labour of love in themselves. They’re a way to go a bit deeper and get a little more personal than a blog post.

Most of all, these letters are about forming a connection; hopefully they’ll inspire you and maybe some days they’ll even help you feel a little less alone. None of these things can be achieved via typical ‘newsletters’ – which are usually formal and just trying to sell you something (although occasionally I will include information about my up-coming courses).

So many of us feel like everyone else knows what they’re doing – sometimes I just like to be reminded that it’s OK to be a perfectly imperfect human. So, I write about life’s ups and downs and what I’m learning as I dare to tread my own path – and occasionally I share useful resources – which I hope will help you tread yours.

My Love Letters are meant to feel like a personal note from a friend, something I hope you’ll look forward to reading with a cuppa in your hand. This is an invitation for you to take a few moments each month to receive some encouragement, honesty, inspiration and love…

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Thank you, Esther, for such wonderful words. I feel like I've discovered a friend in the midst of the striving and swirling around me. 

Ellie, USA.

Oh, Esther, I'm loving your emails. And these were such wonderful reminders for me right now. Perfect timing!   Thank you, thank you for sharing your words. 

Solveig Pedersen, Coach & Teacher, Alaska.

What I love most about my letters from Esther is that they are not like other 'newsletters', instead, it feels like a personal note just to me, sharing her own experiences and learning, right when I need it the most!

Siobhán Kangataran, Founder of ToGetHerFurther, London.